Where The Fig Tree Grows

My grandpa passed away while I was in college. I still vividly remember my dad’s shaky voice when he called to tell me, unable to get the sentence out. It’s the first time I’d ever heard him cry. I’d just visited my grandpa the week or so before and it was one of, if not…

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What’s My Age Again?

I just had to use a calculator to subtract 1987 from 2019 in order to determine how old I am. 32. I was never good at math. It feels like I was just writing down my goals for 2018 and here we are, another year, another list!  I was able to accomplish everything I hoped…

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A Long December!

Every morning I sit and write out my intentions for the day.  It gives me a chance to sort through my racing thoughts and makes everything seem a bit more “doable”.  It’s very easy to get overwhelmed this time of year and it’s a mission of mine to not just make it all happen, but…

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The Art of Saying “NO!”

In honor of transparency, I am sharing with you something that I’m oddly proud of. A criticism of my first novel – which is KIND of like a photo of myself naked hours after giving birth… but less gooey. Before I do this – I want to say a few things.  I never EVER have…

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Decisions, Decisions

Writing is my release.  It’s what I have always used, from a young age to express myself  and to work out stresses within my life that I wasn’t all that comfortable saying out loud.  I did it before I ever really connected with the joy of reading – getting lost in someone else’s story.  …

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Avoidance Is Key

Friday felt a lot Monday for us this week which has the potential to completely throw off even the most seasoned mama.  I woke around 5am to a child in our bed (they’re doing this really fun thing where they have been taking turns making sure I don’t get a full, uninterrupted nights rest for…

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Notes From The Editor And Other Stuff

So many things I want to include in this post and wondering how to get them all squeezed in within an appropriate word count.  I’m currently sitting on a completed manuscript that I (only by sheer determination) was able to finish editing in time for this week. The week of all weeks. Potty Training week. …

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Irrationally Fearful Superwoman

I was talking to my good friend last night about the frustrations of the unknown.  It’s a realm in which many different career paths can leave you and some are a bit easier to navigate than others.  Also, other factors can make the unknown less stressful, like not having children to consider, a mortgage, comfort…

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Playing The Long Game

“Oh, I have many weaknesses!” – said E. Lockhart when I asked her what she struggled with most and how she navigated through those road blocks as a new writer.  The words came out so quickly, so matter-of-fact as if her writing wasn’t completely flawless and dream-like. She also said have not had. So, you’re telling me an…

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Don’t Tell Me That I Can’t

“If you don’t plan to make a career of this, don’t even bother.” That’s what a fellow writer said to me two years ago when I was given their contact just to ask for advice.  I was sitting on the first 13,000 words of my first manuscript.  No, it wasn’t complete.  I wasn’t anywhere near…

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